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“Don’t go into the flood water”: Huge man-eating shark found on road as Australia is battered by Cyclone Debbie

Emergency workers were left stunned when they found the dead bull shark in a puddle as they carried out inspections following Cyclone Debbie

A massive shark was discovered in the middle of a road as floodwaters receded following a devastating cyclone that battered Australia.

Emergency workers were left stunned when they found the dead bull shark in a puddle as they carried out inspections following Cyclone Debbie.

Photos of the shark went viral on social media as Queensland Fire and Emergency Services warned people to stay out of murky floodwaters because sharks or other dangers could be lurking underneath.

The huge predator was found on a road in Ayr, in north Queensland, after torrential rain and fierce winds resulting in heavy flooding.

Locals were left shocked when they found the shark in the road (Photo: Qld Fire & Emergency/Twitter)

The shark was found near Ayr in Queensland (Photo: Qld Fire & Emergency/Twitter)

People look at flooding from Burdekin River (Photo: AFP)

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services posted photos of the shark on Twitter and Facebook, writing: “Think it’s safe to go back in the water? Think again!

“You never know what lurks beneath the surface during a severe storm and what will wash up in the aftermath.

“Just ask emergency services who came across this bull shark during inspections around Ayr, where floodwaters are receding in some parts.”

Bull sharks are aggressive and regarded as one of the most dangerous sharks in the world as they usually live in populated areas and are known to venture inland via rivers.

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Locals in Ayr said bull sharks are common in streams in the region.

The sharks can grow to nearly 12ft in length and weigh between 200-500lbs.

Cars sit in flood waters on the Gold Coast (Photo: AAP)

An army vehicle drives through floodwaters near the town of Bowen (Photo: AFP)

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looks at flooded areas (Photo: REUTERS)

Storm damage at a service station in Proserpine (Photo: AAP)

Debbie has wreaked havoc in Queensland, where thousands of people were being evacuated from resort islands on the Great Barrier Reef and tens of thousands more were without electricity.

New evacuation warnings were issued ahead of more heavy rainfall just two days after Cyclone Debbie made landfall as a category four storm on Tuesday.

The storm destroyed tourist resorts, cut power, flattened canefields and forced coal mines to shut down.

Debbie was downgraded to a tropical low as it moved inland and then south-east towards Brisbane, resulting in flash floods.

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